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Frankfurt Kaiserdom Cathedral

The first church was built around 680 over the grave of an aristocratic girl. In 794, the great synod of Emperor Karl the Great was added to the church. The chapel of the Carolinian and Ottonian emperor later became an estate of the empire. Beginning in the 12 century, the church became the venue for the election of the Holy Roman Emperor and the German King, and as of 1562 it also became the place of coronation.

The Frankfurt cathedral St. Bartholomew was never a cathedral in the strict sense of the word; it was actually a bishop's throne. It has however received this honorary title since the sixteenth century on account of its historic significance.

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Permission to include the picture here was given by the St. Bartholomaeus Catholic rectory.


Frankfurt Kaiserdom Cathedral

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